Montrezl Harrell had 15 points and 13 rebounds and No. 6 Louisville beat Cleveland State 45-33 on Wednesday night for coach Rick Pitino's 700th college victory.
One of five active Hall of Fame coaches and among four in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Pitino is 700-245 overall and 346-117 in 14 seasons with the Cardinals.
Chris Jones added 11 points, and freshman Chinanu Onuaku blocked seven shots for the Cardinals (5-0), who needed a lot of defense to put away the determined Vikings two nights after beating Savannah State by 61 points.
Cold shooting and missed free throws by Louisville allowed Cleveland State (2-3) to stay close throughout and trail just 33-29 with 12 minutes remaining.
But the Vikings made just two of their next 14 shots after that, and the Cardinals pulled away despite their lowest scoring output this season.
Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan is in a walking boot protecting his sprained left ankle. Right tackle Michael Oher wears one for a painful toe. Center Brian Schwenke injured his knee and now is on injured reserve, along with starter Michael Roos.
With such a banged up offensive line, it's not a good time to be visiting J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans.
Zach Mettenberger already has been sacked 12 times in four starts for Tennessee, and Watt got to the rookie quarterback twice the last time these teams met a month ago. Mettenberger said Wednesday he can't worry about who is protecting him and must do his best to get the ball out faster to help his linemen.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says somebody will be out there in front of his rookie quarterback.
The Tennessee Titans have signed OLB Kaelin Burnett off the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad a day after releasing veteran linebacker Shaun Phillips.
The Titans announced the moves Wednesday.
Tennessee waived tight end Richard Gordon to clear a spot for Burnett. The Titans also agreed to terms to add linebacker Chaz Sutton to their practice squad.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Burnett has played in 22 NFL games after signing with Oakland as an undrafted free agent. The younger brother of former University of Tennessee player Kevin Burnett, the linebacker played 38 games in college at Nevada.
The 6-5 Sutton played in college at South Carolina as a defensive end and signed with Tampa Bay after the 2014 draft. He was waived at the end of training camp.
Murray State head football coach Chris Hatcher has announced that defensive coordinator Dennis Therrell will not return for the 2015 season.
"I appreciate Dennis' hard work and dedication over the past two seasons, but we have decided to move in a different direction as a team. Dennis has been a great co-worker and friend and we wish him the best in all of his future endeavors."
Therrell arrived in Murray for his second stint as the Racers' defensive coordinator in 2013, having previously held the post during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
Carson Puriefoy scored 21 points Tuesday night, including the go-ahead bucket late in the second half, to lead Stony Brook to a 71-61 win over Western Kentucky in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Puriefoy tied the game at 57-all on a free throw with 4:20 to go, then sank the go-ahead layup to spark a 14-4 run to the final buzzer. Stony Brook (3-2) cemented the win with 9-for-10 shooting from the free throw line over the last 90 seconds.
Jameel Warney contributed 17 points and 15 rebounds, while Roland Nyama and Tyrell Sturdivant added 10 apiece for the Seawolves, who shot 40.7 percent from the field but went 24 of 35 from the free throw line.
Western Kentucky (1-3) rallied in the second half to briefly retake the lead on a T.J. Price 3-pointer that made it 57-56 with 4:41 to go. Price finished with 19 points in the loss.